Fellowship Continues in the SFO Bay Area

Fellowship Continues in the SFO Bay Area

Dick Kalman shares this from their recent time together, “There were five FCAP members that met at the Redwood, CA Harry’s Hofbrau Restaurant on October 13 for fellowship.  Though the group was small in size, we enjoyed the opportunity to catch up on the many activities in our lives since our last meeting and to recall the blessings of past FCAP conventions.  Prayer was given for the ‘great commission’ that signifies the Fellowship of Christian Airline Personnel world-wide outreach in the airline industry.  Prayer was also given in appreciation for the dedicated FCAP staff members,  We shared how much we missed others of our local FCAP members who could not join us for various reasons but remained in our prayers.  It was a special time of sharing.”  Thank you, Dick and Tom, for orchestrating this event.  A person new to the area and the airline workplace had planned to join them but was unable to do so.

Even in retirement, connections made with others over the years through the airline/aviation industry can continue to be a blessing and a ministry. These retirees have a wealth of experience, both vocationally and spiritually, to share with those still in the workplace, or perhaps just starting out.  It is our prayer that those involved with FCAP in the past will continue to be a part of this ministry in the days to come.  Ask God to show you how you can do that in your local area.  We are available here at the FCAP Office to help … contact edward@fcap.org.

 

Acts of Kindness Matter

Did you know that God works in multifaceted ways to reach people? He is using conversations and responses to everyday situations in the workplace to point the way. We tend to look at brief encounters with people, like short chats or a kind gesture, as something not big enough to be considered ministry. But the opposite is true! Our words and gestures can be like billboards, pointing people to the Lord. Think about the many brief conversations and encounters you have with people every day. Do not underestimate the importance of your words or gestures expressed in the name of Christ, for according to God they have eternal significance.(PMC)   Consider: “So, whatever you do, do all for the glory of God. …Showing all good faith, so that the teaching of God our Savior will be attractive”  (1 Corinthians 10:31; Titus 2:9-10).
This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.

The Gift of Vision

In support of my co-worker’s mission trip to a small hilltop church in Haiti, God’s Holy Spirit convicted me to donate what seemed to be a small thing, 20 pair of reading glasses.  I wondered how they would be received.  Staying behind at work the week of the trip I prayed for God’s covering for everyone’s safety and for God to be glorified.  Upon his return, my co-worker shared amazing stories of God’s hand of provision and protection.   He said the folks were filled with tradition but not the Word, something that can unfortunately be said of many churches worldwide.  Their focus for the week was Ephesians 5: 18b, “…be filled with the Spirit.” I was grateful to see photos of smiling faces of the faithful trying on new reading glasses to illuminate God’s Word.  To God be the glory! (Anonymous)

“For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”   2 Corinthians 4:6 (NKJV)
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Knowledge and Wisdom

 

Knowledge is facts and information you have learned and stored.  Wisdom is how you apply it in life’s situations. God tells us there is a difference between His wisdom and the world’s wisdom. Here is a litmus test God gives to distinguish between the two (Proverbs 9:10):

 

  • First, worldly wisdom can produce in our lives bitter jealousy and selfish ambition. Jealousy is focusing on what someone else has with a growing desire to have it. Selfish ambition is when my life becomes consumed with ME and my ways above anything or anyone else. Both of these end up bringing confusion and make life cheap (James 3:14-16).
  • On the other hand, God’s wisdom (truth from His Word) comes from above. When applied to our life, it produces what is pure — clear, without contradiction; peaceable — not disruptive but calming; gentle – not harsh but kind; reasonable — respectfully engaging; full of mercy — not demeaning but forgiving; and unwavering without hypocrisy — more than just a slogan we stand for… but something we live daily. (James 3:17)

Your ability to be an influence at your work comes as you adapt in your heart and apply through your life…God’s wisdom. (PMC)  Consider: James 3:13; Colossians 1:9-10.

This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.